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​Scientific Collector

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regrets to inform you that the Scientific Collector tool is currently down. We aim to provide you with an interim solution for applying for a permit and reporting collector data as soon as possible. Until we are able to do so, please email us at with your request. Whether it is applying for a new permit, amending an existing permit, reporting collections data, or editing your profile information, our staff is available to help you.

If you are interested in applying or a new permit, renewing a permit, or amending a current permit, please download the Interim Solution form, complete it, sign it, and submit to: for further review and processing.

For more information about which permit you may need, please review the Scientific Collector Permit Terms and Conditions.

For end-of-year reporting, please use one or more of the following taxa/species group annual report forms:

Please download the appropriate pdf form, fill it out, and return it via email to to complete your annual reporting requirement.

If you are reporting Amphibian and Reptile collections or observations, you can register as a volunteer and report to the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey at:

Please send checks or money orders for permit payments to:

Attention: Darlene Nichols
PFBC Scientific Collectors Permit Program
595 East Rolling Ridge Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Please direct all other Scientific Collectors’ Permit inquiries to or call 814-359-5237